[Avodah] Boray M'oray Ha'esh on Tisha B'Av

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Wed Aug 14 09:33:00 PDT 2019

On Wed, Aug 07, 2019 at 07:58:09AM -0400, Akiva Miller via Avodah wrote:
> The whole rest of the year, a full Havdala is done in shul, but most people
> are not yotzay with it, preferring to say it themselves at home. I can't
> speak for anyone else, but my reasons for saying Havdala at home include:
> being motzi my family...

Why is it so rare for women to make havdalah for themselves?

(Do you know a reason that doesn't involve the word "mustache"?)

And whatever that reason is, does it apply to saying borei me'orei ha'eish
on Tish'ah beAv?

Because I think the implications of existing minhag is that the men do
borei me'orei ha'eish with berov am, and their families light an avuqah
candle and make the berakhos themselves at home.

Lemaaseh, I made borei me'orei ha'eish at home between getting my
qinos and crocs and leaving for shul. But only because you posted
something that made me think about it.

Tir'u baTov!

Micha Berger                 The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call
http://www.aishdas.org/asp   life which is required to be exchanged for it,
Author: Widen Your Tent      immediately or in the long run.
- https://amzn.to/2JRxnDF                 - Henry David Thoreau

More information about the Avodah mailing list